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#1 Zefy

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:44 PM

so my tailgate was getting rusty, the subaru emblem has seen better days, and there was overspray on the badges... so i desided to get rid of all of that stuff!

and here is the result... (trim, handle, hinges, ect ect still need to be put on but the work is done)

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like my new shoes?:-p

what do people think about the gate?:)



#2 86BRATMAN

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:38 AM

Nice and clean looking. Good work man:headbang:

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:58 AM

sweet

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:59 PM

That thing looks brand new! Did you paint it? And does the rest of your Brat look that good?

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:20 PM

Reminds me of galvanized paint.

Swwwwweeeeeeet!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:02 PM

That thing looks brand new! Did you paint it? And does the rest of your Brat look that good?


unfortunatly no it doesn't all look that good...:rolleyes:

however i got some repro fiberglass fenders and i'm working on the little bits around the car... the car was yellow... i don't like that colour, so it's gonna be flat black primer until i can afford a real paint job...:)

it's work in progress...:cool:

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:31 PM

unfortunatly no it doesn't all look that good...:rolleyes:

however i got some repro fiberglass fenders and i'm working on the little bits around the car... the car was yellow... i don't like that colour, so it's gonna be flat black primer until i can afford a real paint job...:)

it's work in progress...:cool:



Did you pay that high price from the guy on eBay? (fiberglass fender)
He's got a few,and a slight deal on the one or two that are damaged.Just curious,becuase I was hoping he'd not sell any for a long while and drop his price.

Someone on this board knows the guy as I recall.

I actually have one side in fiberglass too,but can't seem to bite the bullet and buy the other from this guy on eBay....not when I paid like $15 for the one I have.:-\

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:47 PM

I know this is off topic and wrong forum, anybody know if those fiberglass fenders are availible for gen 2's

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:39 AM

http://search.stores...0762852QQsofpZ0

His Store only shows the high priced '73-79 fenders....with a steel repro that you can score for $20 on a good day.:eek: His price = $149.....:-\

Not a fan of this guy,sorry.He should have lowered his prices two years ago.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 12:44 AM

I'm likin the talegate.
Eventually you should try and get some subaru badges of that era to put on there somewhere.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:03 AM

I'm likin the talegate.
Eventually you should try and get some subaru badges of that era to put on there somewhere.


i was actually trying to get away from that... i don't want it to look like a tailgate from 79... i wanted to update the look... hence the shaved subaru badge... if i'm going to use badges at all i am going to use new ones...

plus it'll be kinda funny since pretty much nobody is going to know what it is without the badges on the back...:rolleyes:

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:21 AM

Sounds interesting, looking forward to seeing some finished finished pictures.:)
Nice work anyway!

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:31 PM

Wow Looks Great!:banana: I going the same way, NEW style Badges.

Is the big subaru logo glued on? Or small holes? Because I want to get rid of mine as well. I want to go with the lettering from a 2002 WRX.

Thanks.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

Wow Looks Great!:banana: I going the same way, NEW style Badges.

Is the big subaru logo glued on? Or small holes? Because I want to get rid of mine as well. I want to go with the lettering from a 2002 WRX.

Thanks.


the 'BRAT' and '4WD' logos are glued on but the brat one is indented... i filled it... the 'SUBARU' logo is actually bolted on... look under it where the plate lights are... the whole badge is indented and with it off it looks horrible... i welded in a plate and fiberglassed over it to make it smooth... this is pretty much the only way to do it... that plate overhangs just like the old one so i can still have plate lights...:)

i'm probably gonna get rid of the stockers and use LED's...

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 06:56 PM

You should get one of those BIG a$$ subaru badges from the 06+ Impreza and just leave it at that.

http://www.classyaut...image_id=181482



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Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:45 PM

You should get one of those BIG a$$ subaru badges from the 06+ Impreza and just leave it at that.

http://www.classyaut...image_id=181482


That would look sweet on a BRAT.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:46 PM

the 'BRAT' and '4WD' logos are glued on but the brat one is indented... i filled it... the 'SUBARU' logo is actually bolted on... look under it where the plate lights are... the whole badge is indented and with it off it looks horrible... i welded in a plate and fiberglassed over it to make it smooth... this is pretty much the only way to do it... that plate overhangs just like the old one so i can still have plate lights...:)

i'm probably gonna get rid of the stockers and use LED's...


Very cool, I was looking at mine today and thought some welding was involved. It looks 1000% better than stock. I figure it a very worthy mod.

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